Just yesterday, Portuguese newspaper Record broke the news which said Manchester City made a bid for Sporting fullback Nuno Mendes.
According to their story, the Premier League side put on the table €25m plus a player from their list of departures, and that was turned down by the Lions.
Now Record are back today with a new article, this time claiming that Manchester City haven’t given up on signing the 19-year-old.
The outlet writes that Pep Guardiola’s side are preparing a new offer for Mendes, now of between €30m and €35m.
There’s insistence that Sporting will not negotiate for that, as they continue to demand €50m for Mendes’ transfer, helped by a release clause in his contract of €70m.
It’s once again said that the club are not rushing a sale, with president Frederico Varandas ready to wait for a January transfer if necessary, as that’s what happened during the transfer of Bruno Fernandes, who’s their biggest outgoing move to this day.
Record points out other clubs could end up landing Mendes, since Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid are all interested in the youngster as well.
However, it’s pointed out that Manchester City have a left-back as a ‘priority’ in the summer market.